Spies, Secrets, and Science: A Review of “The Code Book” by Simon Singh

In the almost mystical way that the Internet captures our innermost desires in the form of targeted advertisements, I came across Simon Singh’s The Code Book during a period of serious contemplation about whether to switch course from studying entanglements of DNA to becoming a Bond-esque secret agent. Once I was distanced from my naivete…

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“City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi”: William Dalrymple’s Travelogue Review

The following book review may contain spoilers. Please continue reading at your own discretion. . . . Between unmanageable crowded Ghats, markets, and traffic lie the northern plains of the centuries-old nerve center of India called the City of Djinns, now known as Delhi. Legend says, “he who rules Delhi, rules India.” City of Djinns…

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Eponym/Legacy

Featured Artwork: ‘The Prophet’s Daughters’, a series by Gheorghe Virtosu Sometimes people don’t recognize my name They hear it and say it’s unique It’s an old Arabic name, I tell them What does it mean, they ask I tell them I’m not sure, as far as I know it doesn’t mean anything And then after…

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Unlearning the Harmful Impacts of Colorism

Featured Illustration: ‘Shade Cards’ by Muskaan Gupta Often in our society, we view discrimination towards someone’s skin color as a form of racism. However, it should be noted that discrimination against one’s skin color can also be a factor of colorism as well. Colorism is the prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin…

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POV: The Young Asian American Experience

How much do you know about the Asian American students in your class? You’ve heard the model minority myth, the stereotypes, the “toxic” parental pressure, and probably even witnessed the statistical success of the Asian American student. But how much of it is really true? And which of these perceptions are detrimental to the Asian…

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In Conversation with Vijay Sarathy, Visual Artist and Photographer

Featured Images: Vijay Sarathy Vijay Sarathy is a self-taught visual artist and photographer from Chennai, India. His work involves transforming bodies of nature to represent inner states. Your photographs depict landscapes and objects that feel tantalizingly familiar, and yet they manage to propel the viewer into a parallel universe that is infinitely more surreal and…

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In Conversation with Daisy Wang, Founder of DAWANG

Featured Images: Laerke Rose Mollegaard New York-based designer Daisy Wang thoughtfully weaves together ready-to-wear streetwear styles with modern chinoiserie. Her brand, DAWANG, sits in balance with the East and West while also embracing all the comfort and personalization that streetwear fashion has to offer. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. . . .…

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Uncovering Untold Voices From The South Asian Diaspora

Through 32 distinct and beautiful narratives, Brown Girl Magazine and Mango and Marigold Press’ untold: defining moments of the uprooted takes you on a journey through the vast and unique stories of South Asian womxn.   . . . With the many experiences, emotions, and incredible moments of South Asian womxn that have yet to be…

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A Push(cart) to the Right Direction

Featured Image: Anjo Lapresca The school bus I rode to get home when I still had onsite classes was nearly a decade old. Hence, it was unsurprising to encounter more than a fair share of bumps in the road. One of the most notable instances involved the said bus being rendered immobile in a dusty,…

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